Lazy River Beanie


Keep calm and keep knitting with the Lazy River Beanie. Everything about this slouchy knit beanie pattern is cool and breezy. It's a simple knit, takes no time at all to finish, and sits loosely on your head for an relaxed, lazy day fit. The Lazy River Beanie is knit with a color changing blue yarn that reminds us of a gently flowing river. So the next time you're looking to relax with an easy craft, chill out with this cool knitted beanie pattern.


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, 15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge11 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Materials List

  • Bernat® Bargello™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 82 m/90 yds) Blue (43134) 2 balls
  • Sizes 9 mm (U.S. 13) and 10 mm (U.S. 15) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


With smaller needles, cast on 60 sts. Work 4 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing.

Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: Purl.

Change to larger needles.

1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Knit.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows. Rep these 8 rows for pat until Hat measures approx 7" [18 cm], ending with an 8th row of pat.

Shape Top:

1st row: (RS). *K2tog. K8. Rep from * to end of row. 54 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: *K2tog. K7. Rep from * to end of row. 48 sts.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Knit.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows.
9th row: *K2tog. K6. Rep from * to end of row. 42 sts.
10th row: Purl.
11th row: *K2tog. K5. Rep from * to end of row. 36 sts.
12th row: Purl.
13th to 16th rows: As 5th to 8th rows.
17th row: *K2tog. K4. Rep from * to end of row. 30 sts.
18th row: Purl.
19th row: *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row. 24 sts.


Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts, pull tightly. Sew center back seam.


Knit next 2 stitches together
Right side

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Great beanie idea. I love this pattern. I consider myself a lazy knitter because I start many projects, but finish nearly none of them. I like easy patterns too because it is hard for me to hold my attention long on one thing. I think this pattern fits the bill for that. Paired with some brightly colored yarn and we have a winner.

This looks like a fairly easy pattern to make and a cute hat at that. I like to make hats, both for myself and for charity. It is cold here in NYC in the winter. This will be a good hat to make since it will work up quickly. Thank you.

Hi have made this but I would like to make this exact pattern in a child's size. Do you have the pattern in a small child's size ???

Always check your gauge if the instructions call for that, and if there are two size needles, take care to use the one specified at the right time. In this case, you cast on with the smaller needles. Hope this helps.

please answer the reviewers questions so we can make this hat correctly!

Its not actually up to this web site to answer any pattern related questions, they don't own any of the patterns, for specific pattern questions it is recommended that you ask them on the pattern's website which is listed below the picture.

don't cast on 60 st. its literally 2x too big. I used the correct size needles and yarn.

How do I alter the pattern to use circular needles?

@ssnlwrnc I haven't made this yet but had the same question. I think the pattern is very simple, so I will try just knitting every row until the purl rows and then purl those four rows that are called for in the hat. This seems to make a certain design in the hat. Everything else is knitted so I hope this will be a simple hat to make on circulars.

If you make this in the round you don't need to purl any rows, just knit all the way up.


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